Research Associate (m/f/d) Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) for the Institute for Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems
Hamburg University of Technology
For the Institute for Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems of the Hamburg University of Technology for the earliest possible date, we are offering three exciting PhD positions:
Research Associate (m/f/d)
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d)
For a maximum of 3 (one opening) up to 4 years (two openings)
The remuneration is in accordance with TV-L 13.
The broad research scope of the PhD positions is in regeneratively powered sensor and actuator systems (Cyber-Physical Systems) and/or mobile, micro autonomous underwater vehicles (μAUVs). The ultimate goal of such technology is to collect environmental data and to monitor civil infrastructure without human intervention. For this purpose, the institute conducts research in the areas of acoustic underwater communication, localization and navigation, low-power and backscatter communication and task planning for sensors powered from regenerative sources. Our research methods are based on computer science, electrical engineering, and mechatronics. We design methods and algorithms, that we implement for prototype hardware and devices, and we carry out scientific evaluation via simulation and real-world experiments. Moreover, we develop custom circuits and hardware prototypes for research purposes, and we apply engineering concepts such as control theory for autonomous underwater navigation.
The offered positions are situated in the research areas of the institute, i.e., they should generally fall in one of the following domains:
wireless low-power or passive communication and networking (hardware and/or protocols), or
methods and algorithms for self-localization of mobile underwater robots, or
task scheduling for intermittently powered devices
However, the prospective PhD students have the opportunity to refine their field of research based on their individual strengths and focus.
Carry out scientific tasks with the aim of doing a doctorate (PhD)
Analyze and design methods and algorithms
Design and build prototypes (e.g. software,electronic and/or mechanical demonstrations)
Implement methods for scientific comparison and testing
Conduct holistic, sophisticated evaluations based on simulation and real-world experiments
Publish results at scientific conferences and in specialist journals
Supervise courses (especially exercises, labs) and student theses
Master of Science degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mechatronics or related areas relevant to the PhD topic
Hands-on experience with programming languages and low-power embedded systems or mobile robots
Good command of both spoken and written english are required, command of both spoken and written german is beneficial (for teaching purposes).
Good communication skills
For further information please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd-Christian Renner, email@example.com.
We particularly encourage women to apply. Due to their underrepresentation, they will be given priority in cases of equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.
Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae in table form, proof of completed training and/or university degree, job references or certificates of employment) via the online application system.
NOTE FOR PERSONS WITH FOREIGN EDUCATION: Please submit with your application, if available, the recognition of your educational qualifications in Germany (e.g. anabin excerpts and/or recognition from previous employers).